We have a lot to thank scientific advances for, especially in pregnancy and post-natal care. Ever since ultrasound was first used on the body in the late 1940’s (and only really considered for obstetrics in the mid 1960’s), expectant parents have been able to monitor the health of their baby and indeed discover the sex from a few months into pregnancy. Whilst most obstetricians will confirm the sex at the 20-week scan, it can also be determined with 100% accuracy according to a Kings College study at 13 weeks. So if you’re at a hospital which tells you the sex, ask them to guess what you’re having at your 12-week scan if you want to find out!

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